Katy B's Dashing 'Sleigh Ride' Shows Her Versatility

'Little Red' singer takes a break from dance-pop to belt out a holiday standard

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Katy B ponders where to buy a 'Little Red' sleigh on Christmas Eve eve
Marc Hogan WRITTEN BY
Marc Hogan

Katy B has always brought a pop glow to the latest chic strains of London dance music, but she has the vocal chops for a variety of genres. For BBC Radio 1 DJ Rob da Bank's Christmas Party over the weekend, the On a Mission singer took on holiday chestnut "Sleigh Ride" (via Pitchfork), and she made the jaunty live arrangement her own, jazzily interpolating a bit of "Jingle Bells" toward the end. She also performed "Crying for No Reason" and "I Like You," both from upcoming album Little Red, arriving February 3 via Rinse/Columbia. Check out "Sleigh Ride" below, stream the full show on BBC's site, and imagine the styles Katy B might've nailed had she started her career in an alternate universe.

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